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  • Parenting

    Current Kid Obsessions That I Actually Enjoy

    1- The Thundermans. Is it slightly embarrassing to admit that I actually kind of like watching this show (from Nickelodeon, but currently available on Netflix)? Perhaps. But whatever, it’s a big deal. This show…

    January 11, 2022
  • Goals Parenting

    2022 Goal Series: 1:1 Time

    Here’s the 2nd of 8 “major” goals for next year! I want more 1:1 time with everyone, especially the kids + Josh. “Thurs-Date” Annabel came up with this concept – we pick a day…

    December 30, 2021
  • Parenting Work


    R O L L E R C O A S T E R Well. My plan is not working out very well. Annabel woke up yesterday with a sore throat + cough, and we…

    December 22, 2021
  • Parenting

    And Then She Was 4 . . .

    Genevieve: A retrspective! Birthday: 1: 2: 3: Freshly 4! Taken 5 minutes ago! Our feisty, independent, effervescent, creative 3rd child. I am so excited to see what 4 has in store!…

    December 11, 2021
  • life Parenting Reading

    Life Updates

    1- Feeling my feelings more . . . I think the elimination of scrolling from my life has had an unintended side effect some days of allowing myself to feel more sadness. My usual…

    December 7, 2021
  • Parenting

    Fun that was actually fun

    Last night’s Thanksgiving fun was actually fun! For me, and not just the kids! It’s just so much easier to parent on home turf, even though the actual Thanksgiving event was ~40 min away…

    November 26, 2021
  • Parenting Weekend

    Accepting the Mess

    I WILL NOT CLEAN THIS UP (Though I am tempted) Trying to get better at accepting messes that are entirely non-urgent. We do have a rule that the kids have to pick up all…

    November 13, 2021
  • life Parenting Work

    Things Noted

    Taking Notes. I saw my resident taking notes yesterday. It warmed my heart. It always surprises me how few of them do this — and this hasn’t changed. I remember being an outlier among…

    November 9, 2021
  • Parenting


    Yesterday did not really go as planned, and let me tell you – I was in a MOOD about it. However, the most important item got checked off! And the date night did help…

    November 7, 2021